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ID number:  BIRBI-R2637
Object type:  Coin
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Named collection:  P. D. Whitting Collection
Collector:  Whitting, Philip D.
Maker:  Diocletian; Lugdunum
Denomination:  Follis
Place made:  Europe: France, Lyons
Culture:  Roman
Date made:  307
Metal:  Base metal
Diameter (cm):  2.75
Weight (g):  9.23
Axis (degrees):  225.00
Provenance:  Whitting 4601. Ex Sydenham, A. H. Baldwin, November 1963.
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Description:  Obverse: Head of Diocletian, wearing laurel wreath and beard, wearing imperial mantle and holding olive-branch in r. and mappa in l., facing r. Reverse: Quies, draped, standing facing l., holding branch in r. and leaning on sceptre with l.; N in field to r.

Inscriptions:  Obverse: D N DIOCLETIHNO P F S ΠVG (Our Lord Diocletian Pius Felix, Senior Augustus). Reverse: QVIES HVC-VSTORVM (Retirement of the Emperor). In Exergue: PLC

Bibliography:  RIC VI 216

Notes:  According to RIC, the PLC in the exergue of the reverse and N in the field of the reverse are mintmarks (officina) indicating Lugdunum.

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